LAHORE: Dr. Yasmin Rashid, The Health Minister, told that the nursing schools in Punjab will be upgraded to nursing colleges and the students will receive degrees instead of diplomas.
“The nurses will now have the option to pursue masters and PhD programmes,” told Dr. Yasmin Rashid. The capacity has also been increased from 1,600 to 2,350.
Dr Rashid said “the incumbent government had recruited 500 nurses and intends to increase monthly stipend from Rs20,000 to Rs31,000. Moreover, the Shahdara Nursing College would now only train male nurses.”